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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 26 October 2012
I recently had an awful ear infection, and had to go to hospital to get the infection sucked out of my ear canal. It was done with a very tiny suction device, and sounded like I had my head against a jet engine. After having a general chat to the specialist about my lifestyle and ear health, I told him I used silicone ear plugs. He couldn't have been more troubled by this. Apparently silicone ear plugs leave a small residue of the silicone in your ear canal which is bad for ear health. He said he cleans the stuff out of peoples' ears all the time.

The only solution to this? Natural wax earplugs. Wax naturally moves out of your ear so there is no chance it can cause you any damage. It's what your own body produces to go there anyway! So if you need to block out sound, plug up your ears with these. Never use something that can leave a foreign residue - that's the advice of my Ear specialist at St Georges Hospital, London.

The cotton around these plugs need to be removed and you might want to warm them and squish them to get them soft enough. Once in they block out as much sound as any other ear plugs I've worn. I work nights and sleep in the day most of the time, and live next to a garage... The noise is reduced to nothing, and I haven't once been woken up by them thanks to these.

The only negative I can think of but is easily solved:
Some people may have very large ear canals, in which case they might want to combine two together to stop them falling out.

They are a bargain because they cost four times the amazon price in my local pharmacy.I highly recommend these especially after my doctors advice.
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on 27 February 2009
I use these when on holiday with my Dad. My Mum won't fly after a minor plane crash a few years ago so I get to look after the old man when he wants to go to Africa and in a few weeks the Galapagos. These are quite pricy trips and I have yet to convince him to shell out for single accommodation for me so we have to share a room/tent/cabin.

Everyone has a claim to knowing someone who snores terribly but my Dad really is the worst person in the world and I have come close to patricide. Just put the pillow over his face and press down......

Bit harsh.

Anyway, you take the cotton off these things, squidge them about for a couple of minutes until soft, mould them into a cone shape and jam them in. You have to get them quite soft and really push them in a bit and squidge them in a bit more to seal off your ears and then you can barely hear a thing. I've tried foam and rubber earplugs before but can never get them to fit well enough and they always fall out. These wax ones are great because they fit to your individual ear. They do fall out sometimes so you have to work on a technique to getting them to stay in but they are a hundred times better than the foam ones I've tried. You really want fresh ones each night so a box of 14 will last a week.

I've never had a problem getting these out in the morning. You just have to get a fingernail into them and basically claw them out. They don't fall apart so I've never worried about getting bits lodged in there. I always try to make sure my ears are fairly clean of natural wax because you could end up compacting that into your ear but otherwise you just make sure these are really soft before you push them in.

As ever doctors will tell you to never put anything into your ear smaller than your elbow and you should be aware that sticking anything in your ear may cause damage but I've used these loads of times and never had a problem, you just have to get them soft before your stick them in. So to speak.

If you are happy with sticking things in your ears against strict medical advice then I can recommend these and I would never travel with my Dad without them. We're also taking some for the people in the next cabin.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2007
My partner snores and these wax ear plugs have saved our relationship! They are comfortable, hygienic and block out pretty well all sounds. They are also used by divers as I bought mine in a diving shop.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 11 September 2010
I've used these for the last 5-10yrs with no problems, they block out all the noises that used to keep waking me up just before I got to sleep or when I was asleep, highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2013
This is the first time I am writing a review about anything, so I must be completely blown away by this.

I've recently moved to a new apartment which, in spite of being awesome, is unfortunately situated right next to a train station. You can imagine the joy.

I've tried foam earplugs, cotton wool, silicon and each came with problems of there own. My ears are too small for the foam, cotton wool keeps falling out, and silicon just made my ears itch like crazy. Moreover, none of these blocked out the noise completely.

I came across this at around 1 am in the morning when I was out of my wits searching for something to knock me out. Decided to give it a try because, hey why not, I've tried almost everything else.

These are the first plugs that have actually worked. Once in, they blocked out everything, even my Mum's nagging. And they stayed in. As in the previous reviews, you need to mould them a bit to fit in your ear, I found the plugs too large for my ears, so I split one in half and moulded the two bits and voila, perfect fit!

They are quite easy to take out too, you just need to sort of pinch them out. I am not worried about them breaking off, after all its just natural wax, it will fall out on its own. At least, thats what I think.

I am going to use them forever now, also thinking of trying out the airplane plugs, as have a flight coming up in two weeks and landing always makes me want to tear my ears out.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2009
Having tried some of the other brands of earplugs on the market,I can confidently say that these are the best yet.They are very comfortable to wear and block out most noise if they are inserted properly.They are especially effective for handgun shooting and other outdoor pursuits when excessive noise is a problem.This is a very impressive product.Well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 April 2011
The QUIES wax ear plugs are the best available. My dog (11 stone French Mastiff) snores like a volcano, and despite being downstairs, with 2 doors between us his snore still rocks the earth. But thanks to these brilliant ear plugs, I cant hear a thing.

They also work against my partner who snores loudly in my ear and even block out the sound when we are in a caravan on holiday - with both of them snoring !! Frankly Ive tried all brands and these are the most comfortable, best size, best lasting and best for sound blocking.

I have heard of folk who dont realise you have to remove the fluffy stuff first, so for the benefit of those people...remove fluff.... flatten them out and I pop them on my chest for a few minutes to warm them up whilst I read a book (unless you have hot hands) - then they are easier to mould into a cone shape. Get a pot to put them in and they should last a good few weeks.

Thank god to whoever invented these babies. Total sanity savers!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 12 January 2011
I have tried a lot of other ear plugs, but the wax ones suit me the best. Having said that, not all wax ear plugs are as effective as these. I have found others to be too sticky, but these are easy to insert and with practice at the initial moulding they stay in place very well. I use them for sleeping, almost every night, and would not be without them. Despite being described as single use, I rinse them in soapy water and reuse them for the best part of a week, with no ill effects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 February 2012
Probably the best ear-plugs I've tried. I'm a shift worker and for the last 3 months, have had builders working in the building directly under my flat. Tried other ear-plugs but nothing helped. Quies are different and, because they mould into the shape of your ear canal, can be pressed to completely cover the entrance for the best soundproofing! The only downside is that it can be difficult to grip the softened wax when you're trying to remove them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 February 2011
I'm a very light sleeper and have tried several types of earplugs over the years These are my favourites. I just can't get the foam ones to stay in my ears!
There's a knack to moulding these for your ear: I squash mine a bit and warm them under my arm, or on top of the storage heater, until they're more maleable. Then they warm up more in the ear and you can jiggle them about until they're in the right position. Sometimes, they come out abit during the night.
In the right position, they cut out a lot of noise, but they don't block EVERYTHING. I can still hear the alarm with them in, or my neighbours if they're having a ding-dong row.
At one time, I needed them every night for months, and they made my ear sore.Not an infection. Now, I just use them as and when I need them.
Honestly, I would have severe difficulties sleeping if it weren't for these, they changed my life after months and months of interrupted sleep. They are a life-saver!
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